Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
civil rights being voted on. why don't they force these guys go on c-span and read the phone book. >> there is a fourth and a fifth. they let this game get out of hand in the first term. don't upset them because maybe we can deal with them. don't upset the right wing crazy--it hasn't worked. the press has dropped the ball. they will not explain what the entire filibuster culture is, and there is no price to pay for being radically obstructionist. >> john: that's why i read your column. thank you for being here this evening. >>> it's time to be here when were you players enter the baseball hall of fame which makes it a proud day for--nobody. that's it. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: for the first time since 1996, the baseball writers of america did not elect anyone to be inducted into the baseball hall of fame. this despite the fact that to of the best players of the last 30 years were on the ballot. roger clemens and barry bonds. a seven-time mvp, the only player in major league history to hit over 500 home runs, bonds is the all-time least leader with 762. but his connection wi
Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> she was formerly the wife of the slain civil rights leader medger everies in jackson mississippi, in front of his wife and children, by a back-shooting coward by the name of byron beckwith. she pursued the case for 30 years and got a brave attorney to take her case. it was made into movie called " "ghosts of mississippi." she has been a stalwart, stubborn, wonderful lady who dedicated herself to getting justice for her husband and finally got it. and remarkably this is the first time a non-clergymen or non-clergy person has been allowed to give the invocation at a presidential inaugural. i think it's terrific. i think it to put her in the spotlight is a great thing. >> jennifer: well, i think it is a great symbol as well, and i appreciate, as always, your insights, and you are one of our favorite columnists, so thank you, charlie for sharing with us. charlie pierce of "esquire" magazine. health insurance companies were given an inch. now they're taking a whole yard. they just cannot seem to help themselves. we'll hear about that. later, just how unpopular is congress these days?
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
? >> for the civil right's crowd -- for the -- the hip left gay marriage is -- is up from slavery in the same sense -- >> wow. >> -- of punishment or discrimination or what have you? >> i think he is off his meds. >> stephanie: karl can you translate that? >> this is right after he started comparing the push for marriage equality to some apparent push to normalize pedophilia. >> stephanie: oh right. >> rush tries to stay away from me. and elton john performed at his last -- i guess his fourth wedding, so you don't hear him talk about it too much and he is remarkably uncomfortable when he does talk about it and it doesn't always make a lot of sense. >> stephanie: oh good. speaking of not making sense it's pastor john haggy. >> the bible requirements for getting married are these. one that you marry someone of the opposite sex. and genesis 101 says god created male and female. anything else is too disturbed people playing house. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: oh! two disturbed people playing house. wow. [ laughter ] >> i would like to point out he is basically articulating what his church'
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
think that's what has made this civil right's movement go so much faster. is because of that. >> caller: right. >> stephanie: and i'm also -- was a practicing catholic. i got so good i went professional, so i don't practice anymore. but i never thought about it. >> caller: yeah, see my attitude was always that god doesn't have any discretion of who he loves. so that wasn't it but it was like, oh you know, no. and now i'm like my god what happened? when the president did it made it a universal thing. >> stephanie: i think chuck hagel is generally a good guy, and i think at that time all around the world there was still a lot of homophobia. the way it sounds now, we go that's really homophobic. >> caller: yep. i love you guys. and i get up early in the morning so i'm watching you guys early. >> stephanie: yay! she's precious. [ applause ] >> stephanie: here is a story that will make you feel better whether you are gay or straight -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: oregon man arrested for choking his girlfriend with his own dread locks. >> oh. is she okay? >>
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
, the referendum in new jersey he said we should not be putting civil rights to a popular vote. so boy, i hope this all gets resolved at the supreme court. >> if we had you still wouldn't have been able to eat at the same table as black people. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: the headline chris christie is able to fill the void. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: looks like he is positioning himself for 2016 presidential run. although he said it would be crazy for anyone to try to plan four years from now. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> stephanie: a new poll shows christie crushing -- [ laughter ]. >> that's awful. we need acceptance. >> stephanie: yes, stop putting in immature sound effects. >> so you are saying chris christie wants to run. >> that's all we can do. >> stephanie: he was born to run. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: seventeen minutes after the hour back with more fridays with fugelsang on the "stephanie miller show." >> very interesting but stupid. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 sh
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
one of our greatest equal rights activists in the u.s. congress declared her the first lady of civil rights. ted nugent likes to wear confederate flag t-shirts and uses the "n" word in interviews. rosa parks tried to clear the stench of discrimination from our country. ted nugent admitted to soiling himself during his vietnam board physical and not clearing the stench so he could avoided serving his country. rosa parks said each person must live their life as a model for others. ted nugent wrote a song called wang dang sweet poon tang. rosa parks received the congressional medal and ted nugent once told the detroit free press apartheid isn't that cut and dry all men aren't created equal. rosa parks started a scholarship donation and donated most of her money to helping kids go to college.
Jan 11, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> bill: but you did mention we spend more money on healthcare than any other of the civilized -- >> that's right. we spend more money on healthcare. >> bill: we obviously are not spending our money wisely. >> very efficiently. i think that's an accurate statement. yes, given the findings of this report. >> wow. >> bill: too much on medical arms race or maybe still call it? and not enough on prevention? >> well, certainly that may be part of it. the emphasis on prevention. we also have to think of how social policy, economic policy, other factors community development policies have implicationses for health. for example we have a society that's highly based on automobile transportation just to give you an example. thats a unintended implicationses for health. physical activity, for injuries. so i think one of the key things the committee found is we really need to look very broadly at a whole range of factors because this is such a systemic problem across multiple different conditions. not just a single or a couple factors. >> i think that's interesting because you think about